Waugh's WWII Books: Put Out More Flags, Sword of Honour

Discussion in 'Literary Fiction' started by Extollager, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Extollager

    Extollager Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Shall we read and discuss these books? Put Out More Flags is considered to be the very funny, very melancholy novel of the Phony War and to be an overture to Sword of Honour, a trilogy of three novels: Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, Unconditional Surrender). The trilogy is sometimes considered Waugh's greatest literary achievement.

    If they are still available online, I recommend David Cliffe's detailed notes on the three books of the trilogy. They helped me a lot in 2004, when I first read the trilogy. They were available as A Companion to Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour Trilogy. The notes for Officers and Gentlemen at least seem still to be available:


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